Lefty Librul Racism: Nikki Haley fires back at Sunny Hostin over ‘racist’ comment on The View: ‘Thanks for your concern’

Hostin accused Haley of ‘running for her ethnicity’ for not using her given birth name

Nikki Haley and her communications spokesman fired back at Sunny Hostin on Tuesday after “The View” co-host accused the former U.N. ambassador of “running from her heritage.”

During a discussion on potential 2024 presidential candidates that could face off against President Biden, Alyssa Farah Griffin listed Haley as a possible opponent, calling her an “incredibly effective governor in South Carolina.”

Hostin interjected and described Haley as a “chameleon” before asking, “what is her real name again?” Griffin replied there are a lot of people in media and the U.S. that do not go by the exact name assigned to them at birth, as the women began talking over each other. 

“I think if she leaned into being someone of color, this would be different,” Hostin continued. “There’s some of us that can be chameleons and decide not to embrace our ethnicity so that we can pass, that we don’t have to go by—”

Co-host Sara Haines then jumped in, pointing out that Hostin herself doesn’t go by her real name, which is actually Asunción Cummings “Sunny” Hostin. She is not the only woman on the ABC News show that goes by a nickname. Whoopi Goldberg’s real name is Caryn Johnson. 

The exchange quickly made waves on social media, with many expressing outrage at Hostin’s comments and labeling them “racist.” 

Haley appeared to agreee.

“Thanks for your concern, Sunny,” Haley wrote on Twitter. “It’s racist of you to judge my name. Nikki is an Indian name and is on my birth certificate – and I’m proud of that. What’s sad is the left’s hypocrisy towards conservative minorities. By the way, last I checked Sunny isn’t your birth name.”


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